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9/24/2016 11:19:53 AM
Dunkirk firefighters are investigating what caused a blaze Saturday morning at a two-story house on West Courtney Street. Crews responded to 6 West Courtney Street at about 9:00 AM and saw heavy smoke coming from the home. Upon entry, they found heavy fire on the first floor. The flames were extinguished, and fire spread was limited. There was a lot of smoke damage throughout the entire resid...read more
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2016-09-24 10:30
A Jamestown woman who worked as an in-home health care aide has been sentenced to one year in prison for access device fraud. 37-year-old Alicia Wilson applied for credit cards in the names of an elderly couple she cared for and used the credit cards online and at retail establishments in Jamestown and Erie, Pennsylvania, and also used them to withdraw cash from local banks. Wilson received her se...read more
2016-09-24 08:08
A Stockton man is facing several charges stemming from a traffic stop last Saturday in the Town of Pomfret. Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers pulled over 44-year-old James Beers on Route 60 for allegedly driving without a valid license. An investigation showed Beers to allegedly be in possession of an open container of alcohol and a controlled substance. Beers will appear in Pomfret Town Court ...read more
2016-09-24 07:29
So far during this high school football season, recurring issues for Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton have included putting together sustained drives and stopping opponents' running games.  Those problems were at the forefront again on Friday at East Aurora.  In a game broadcast on WDOE, FWB dropped its second straight game, losing to East Aurora 26-0.  On offense, FWB (1-3, 0-3) managed ...read more
2016-09-24 06:40
A traffic stop on Route 474 in Ashville late Friday night led to drug-related charges against two people. Just before midnight, Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies pulled over a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Cassie Moore of Jamestown for a traffic violation. Moore was allegedly found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana, multiple prescription narcotic pills, and various drug paraph...read more
2016-09-23 03:40
A day after nine men including two former aides were named in a federal indictment, Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to Buffalo where he spoke about the indictments for the first time and how he intends to respond to the corruption scandal.   During an announcement at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Cuomo spoke about the indictment for the first time, calling Thursday an "emotional day."&nb...read more
2016-09-23 03:24
A 54-year-old Dunkirk man who is a level 3 registered sex offender is being held in the Chautauqua County Jail after an investigation alleges that he did not report his residency location since May.  The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office obtained an arrest warrant yesterday for Daniel Klee, charging him with failure to notify change of address/information for sex offender registry.  Dun...read more
2016-09-23 01:44
An area state lawmaker believes the Athenex Project should be protected from the fall-out from the scandal that's rocking such state economic development efforts as the Buffalo Billion.  We reached Assemblyman Andy Goodell for his reaction today.  He says it was a good thing that Empire State Development took over as the lead agency for Athenex from SUNY Polytechnic... [audio:9231612421...read more
2016-09-23 01:25
The village of Fredonia will be bringing out the welcome mat for Olympian Jenn Suhr, who will be returning to her hometown for a visit next month.  Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis, in coordination with the Fredonia Olympic Celebration Committee, announced the Pole Vaulting Street Jump on October 1 in the West Barker Common.  The USA Track and Field Sanctioned event will feature Jenn and ...read more
2016-09-23 01:08
A new local law that raises the age to purchase tobacco products in Chautauqua County will be going into effect a week from Saturday.  Beginning October 1, customers must be at least 21 years-old to purchase tobacco products in Chautauqua County, including electronic cigarettes.  County Executive Vince Horrigan signed the legislation into law in May after it had passed the County Legisla...read more
2016-09-23 07:23
With the investigation continuing into a fatal crash involving a motor vehicle and an Amish buggy that occurred on Thursday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is urging drivers to be careful when encountering an Amish buggy.  This is the second such crash to occur in the county in September and Sheriff Joe Gerace says drivers need to be careful when they approach a buggy... [audio:92316...read more
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